Iran Facing Others: Identity Boundaries in a Historical Perspective by A. AmanatIran Facing Others: Identity Boundaries in a Historical Perspective by A. Amanat

Iran Facing Others: Identity Boundaries in a Historical Perspective

byA. AmanatEditorF. Vejdani

Hardcover | February 10, 2012

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Iran's long history and complex cultural legacy have generated animated debates about a homogenous Iranian identity in the face of ethnic, linguistic and communal diversity. The volume examines the fluid boundaries of pre-modern identity in history and literature as well as the shaping of Iranian national identity in the 20th century.
ABBAS AMANAT Professor of History and International and Area Studies at Yale University, USA.FARZIN VEJDANIGraduate student at Yale University, USA.
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Title:Iran Facing Others: Identity Boundaries in a Historical PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:292 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.9 inPublished:February 10, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230102530

ISBN - 13:9780230102538

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Table of Contents

PART I: LEGACY OF CULTURAL EXCLUSION Iran and Aniran: The Shaping of a Legend; D.Davis Redrawing the Boundaries of ' Ajam in Early Modern Persian Literary History; S.Sharma PART II: THE INTERNAL FRONTIERS Iranian History in Transition: Recasting the Symbolic Identity of Babak Khorramdin; T.Atabaki Across the Black Sands and the Red: Travel and the Frontiers of Nineteenth-Century Central Asia; A.Khazeni PART III: EMPIRES AND ENCOUNTERS Facing a Rude and Barbarous Neighbor: Iranian Perceptions of Russia and the Russians from the Safavids to the Qajars; R.Matthee British Imperialism, Regionalism, and Nationalism in Iran, 1889-1919; H.L.Stebbins Shifting Loyalties in Imperial Borderlands: Safavid Renegades and Ottoman Rebels; F.Zarinebaf PART IV: SELF-FASHIONING AND OTHERING The Academic Debate on Iran and Iranian Identity: Challenging Nationalist and Orientalist Narratives; A.Matin-Asgari Some Thoughts on Inter-Societal Linkages between Iran and Iraq; H.Chehabi PART V: DOMESTIC AND GLOBALIZED ANXIETIES Dolgoruki's 'Memoirs': From Fiction to Master Narrative; M.Yazdani Zoroastrians of Iran and Parsis of India: A Dilemma of Identity; M.Ringer